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Freedom CAD Services Promotes Brian White to Executive Vice PresidentJanuary 4, 2023 | Freedom CAD Services
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Freedom CAD Services Inc.’s Executive Management and Board of Directors are pleased to announce the promotion of Brian White from the position of Director of Business and Compliance to Executive Vice President (EVP).
The position encompasses the responsibilities of monitoring departmental operations, managing customer and employee relationships, developing the company’s strategic goals, achieving and maintaining industry regulatory and compliance requirements, and identifying business opportunities that maximize the company’s performance, revenues, and profitability.
Over his seventeen years with Freedom CAD, Brian has garnered a variety of experiences, earning several promotions from his efforts. Brian has leveraged his degree in Business Management from Bryant University to develop many systems, processes, and automations that have contributed to Freedom CAD’s efficiency, scalability, and profitability. In addition, Brian has been instrumental in growing the Manufacturing Services Business Unit, helping to grow company’s top and bottom-line revenues.
Brian will report directly to both Geron Meeks, the Chief Financial Officer, and Lou Primmer, the Founder and acting CEO/President of Freedom CAD.
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